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in Favor of Marriage Equality
February 18, 2013 06:43PM
- UK Marriage Bill Could Never
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February 07, 2013 12:45AM
- Obama on Marriage Equality:
Still Speaking Ketman
January 30, 2013 07:58PM
- What's Missing From Obama's
January 20, 2013 07:06PM
- The Elmo Scandal: Hard to Tell
Predators from Prey.
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respect, as far as what you
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Moya: Not entirely correct. A
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As an Update to my previous post laying out the legal reasons why the UK Marriage Bill Could Never Pass Legal Muster in U.S. I present a story that I expect will get little attention in the U.S.Peter Tatchell (a world activist I much admire for his… Read full post »
Many of us are excited that the British House of Commons recently passed a marriage equality bill. Wonderful! But there are a few big buts.We in the U.S. must take any victory as we it; but while we celebrate the 'evolution' of dinosaurs, Americans should understand why… Read full post »
I'll not provide the footnotes for I presume you are all familiar with recent history but let me refresh a few recollections.First there was the disgraceful embarrassment of recruiting Donnie McClurkin who was the “... black preach… Read full post »
The world of tabloid trash and beauty shop gossip now informs us that 29 year old "John Doe," "started writing a book in 2009 about "some [‘alleged!] sexual activity" with former Elmo puppeteer, Kevin Clash, whom ‘John Doe’ admits he found on a gay chat line. So reports the Daily… Read full post »
If the last election revealed anything to the credulous it's that the times are changing. We hear the death-rattle of ossified orthodoxy and witness the passing of cross-bearing, flag-waving, crusaders who pillaged the planet during the culture wars of three decades. The statistics and demo… Read full post »
Keen News Service reports that, while speaking at a forum at the JFK Presidential Library in Boston November 18, Jeffery Toobin, legal analyst for CNN and The New Yorker, predicts that the Supreme Court will not grant certiorari in California’s Prop 8 case. Toobin said, "I don't believe… Read full post »
In his marvelous tribute to George McGovern, who died on October 21st, Chris Hedges wrote with homage of the hero who never betrayed him,
The history books will tell you Richard Nixon won the 1972 election, that George McGovern went down to the worst defeat of any presidential candidate… Read full post »
And, of course, the word 'climate' was not uttered even in the final debate. For an enlightening take see Chris Hayes on the Silence on Climate Change at the Debates ; but I think the reasons go deeper than Ohio (and, indeed, America) and affirm the worst fears of many.… Read full post »
When I saw Romney swipe Biden on the (it all depends on your definition of the word) “we” didn’t know issue I literally thought I’d vomit. It was about as low as a man can go. What a disingenuous scumbag hustler! This man has the intellectual integrity of a garden… Read full post »
As the Ryan White Care Act, the hallmark of an enlightened Congress, degenerates into what sometimes seems one long contractors’ raid on the U.S Treasury (often facilitated by our own 'advocates' and ignored by toothless Gucci-shoed watchdogs) this travesty is the ‘civil rights iss… Read full post »
Sorry there is no app for class. But only connect.
The following is an example of why San Francisco activists have waged such bitter battles (now long lost) against developers and corporations that have driven mom and pop businesses and working class families from the city and… Read full post »
Perhaps it’s not as lame as the ‘Barbies for War!’ Wasilla huntress wannabe Vice in Go-Go Boots Sarah Palin, or as dumb the 'Hatred of God' Is Curse Of Russia, Dan Quayle, but it’s a Stunning, Terrible Choice in any event. In the Daily Beast Michael Tomasky writes,… Read full post »
Or should the headline read "Romney's Open Call to Political Black Sheep"?
How many people have noticed what is conspicuously absent from this presidential election cycle or what rubbish is not again recycled to the credulous?
Point your finger in any direction in the American political aren… Read full post »
"I do not approve of anything that tampers with natural ignorance. Ignorance is like a delicate, exotic fruit. Touch it, and the bloom is gone. The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in [America] at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did i… Read full post »
“Studying inequality in America ,” Paul Buchheit writes, “reveals some facts that are truly hard to believe. Amidst all the absurdity a few stand out.
“1. U.S. companies in total pay a smaller percentage of taxes than the lowest-income 20% of Americans.
“2.… Read full post »
Today Jeff Weiner of the Orlando Sentinel reported,
"..The judge who revoked George Zimmerman's bond did so after he determined that it was "apparent" that Zimmerman's wife had lied under oath, and clear that Zimmerman "does not properly respect the law." ... Prosecutors alleged that Zimmerm… Read full post »
I was a bit miffed by the spin of the National Black Justice Coalition that a friend just forwarded to me. “The [N.A.C.C.P.’s] board of directors voted to support the freedom to marry as a continuation of its commitment to equal protection under the law ... The NBJC commends the NAACP… Read full post »
(Revised)Despite the suggestive media spin to the contrary I think it’s looking worse for George Zimmerman.
What does the newly released evidence suggest? First of all, if the defense even tries to toss-over the yellow journalists’ character evidence as to the days-old residue of THC in… Read full post »
"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."
Every day the bumper-sticker slogan-swallowers gobble up whatever propaganda the Tom Sawyers dish out to white-wash any President’s fence I understand, more and more, Lily Tomlin&rsquo… Read full post »
This is a follow up to commentary and email in response to Obama on Marriage Equality: Eight years behind Dick Cheney!Cultural historian Morris Berman, who makes Michael Moore seem like a rah-rah American cheerleader, is not one of my favorite writers partly because, like the-sky-is-fallin… Read full post »
When President Obama sent me an email asking for yet more money immediately after announcing his ‘evolution’ on ‘marriage equally’ (the money grubbers couldn’t wait a New York minute) all I wanted to know was, Why should I give him money for saying no more than Di… Read full post »
When it comes to marriage equality the term “evolving” is self-serving ketman and the Orwellian doublespeak / newspeak every Liberal politician has tossed over when they know the right thing to do but lack the courage to do it. The reason they lack the courage is their fear that unequivoc… Read full post »
Why is it that, to press their own agendas, people are so quick to strip Trayvon Martin of his very best defense? What bitter irony!
The thing wrong with most of this 'debate' is that most people totally miss the forest for the trees. The problem is not… Read full post »
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